Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Beat the Heat with Carrot Popsicles

Like a lot of folks in the west right now, it's hot. We are  in the high 90's for high in the days and it's not cooling off much at night, like it typically does in the rocky mountains. We don't have AC and we certainly don't have a barn with a misting system . The horses are sweating just standing around, even in the shade.
So in between hosing horses down in the afternoon at the worst of the heat, I whipped up some of these treats. It's an experiment so I am not sure how the horses will take to them.

For 5 popsicles (since we have 5 horses )
5 Red Solo Cups ( I know your breaking out in song) or green, whichever you choose
2 medium apples
1/4 cup Molasses unsulfured
1 teaspoon of salt
1 teaspoon of sugar
1 cup of water (adjust as needed)
multiple carrots broken into bite size chunks

Mash up apples , molasses, water, sugar, salt in food processor until it's a chunky slurry. Not too watery.

Place a few chunks of carrots into each cup
Pour Slurry into cups , about half way
fill rest of cup with water

Place in freezer for as long as it takes to freeze mostly solid.

Go greet your furry friend with a nice cool treat in the afternoon heat!!

Enjoy the moment of doing something nice for your horse!


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